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diff --git a/Documentation/IRQ-affinity.txt b/Documentation/IRQ-affinity.txt
index b4a615b78403..7890fae18529 100644
--- a/Documentation/IRQ-affinity.txt
+++ b/Documentation/IRQ-affinity.txt
@@ -4,10 +4,11 @@ ChangeLog:
SMP IRQ affinity
-/proc/irq/IRQ#/smp_affinity specifies which target CPUs are permitted
-for a given IRQ source. It's a bitmask of allowed CPUs. It's not allowed
-to turn off all CPUs, and if an IRQ controller does not support IRQ
-affinity then the value will not change from the default 0xffffffff.
+/proc/irq/IRQ#/smp_affinity and /proc/irq/IRQ#/smp_affinity_list specify
+which target CPUs are permitted for a given IRQ source. It's a bitmask
+(smp_affinity) or cpu list (smp_affinity_list) of allowed CPUs. It's not
+allowed to turn off all CPUs, and if an IRQ controller does not support
+IRQ affinity then the value will not change from the default of all cpus.
/proc/irq/default_smp_affinity specifies default affinity mask that applies
to all non-active IRQs. Once IRQ is allocated/activated its affinity bitmask
@@ -54,3 +55,11 @@ round-trip min/avg/max = 0.1/0.5/585.4 ms
This time around IRQ44 was delivered only to the last four processors.
i.e counters for the CPU0-3 did not change.
+Here is an example of limiting that same irq (44) to cpus 1024 to 1031:
+
+[root@moon 44]# echo 1024-1031 > smp_affinity
+[root@moon 44]# cat smp_affinity
+1024-1031
+
+Note that to do this with a bitmask would require 32 bitmasks of zero
+to follow the pertinent one.

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